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2013 Stories by Dave Herrera

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  • Omniism

    published October 24, 2013

    Omniism, which began life as a side project for Spools of Dark Thread frontman Chris Thomas, is blossoming into an impressive modern-rock... More >>

  • Gungor

    published October 17, 2013

    Based on the layered arena-rock peak of the title track of Gungor's I Am Mountain, which opens the album, you'd think this was a... More >>

  • Katey Laurel

    published October 10, 2013

    Katey Laurel has arrived. While she's always shown potential, on Periscope, she really lives up to that promise. Her voice was amiable... More >>

  • Havok

    published September 26, 2013

    When Havok emerged in the middle part of the 2000s, its members were already prodigious players. Still in high school, the dudes were... More >>

  • MF Ruckus

    published September 19, 2013

    The Motherfucking Ruckus (or MF Ruckus, for those with more delicate sensibilities) couldn't be more aptly named: Not only does the handle... More >>

  • The Monocle Band

    published September 5, 2013

    Thanks to those Mumford and Avett chaps, donning vests, suspenders, fedoras and derby caps is as fashionable lately as making music with... More >>

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    Meet the acts on the Westword Music Showcase main stage

    published June 20, 2013

    The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase — otherwise known affectionately as the hottest party of the summer — is here! Our... More >>

  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

    published May 16, 2013

    At this stage of his career, particularly in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble — his reputation... More >>

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    John Grant on addiction, HIV and how his struggles affect his songs

    published May 9, 2013

    In 2010, John Grant's debut solo album, The Queen of Denmark, was named album of the year by Mojo, and it earned universal praise... More >>

  • The Appleseed Cast

    published May 2, 2013

    When the members of the Appleseed Cast made their first appearance in Denver in the late '90s — they played the Market Street Lounge, a... More >>

  • Thief River

    published April 25, 2013

    Thief River is essentially a reconfigured version of Rexway with longtime King Rat guitarist Mike Makkay and bassist Geoff Orwiler. In fact,... More >>

  • Radkey

    published April 25, 2013

    Radkey is a band of brothers. No, really — that's not a figure of speech: They're blood relations. They're also completely badass. Once... More >>

  • KING

    published April 25, 2013

    Perhaps taking a cue from his pal Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, who's written and produced songs for an array of top-shelf pop acts, Fray... More >>

  • Slightly Stoopid

    published April 18, 2013

    This weekend, stoners from across the Front Range will converge upon Red Rocks to celebrate 4/20. Two acts will be on hand to raise a toast... More >>

  • P-Nuckle

    published April 4, 2013

    Early on, P-Nuckle — which frequently shared stages with the likes of Slightly Stoopid and the Expendables when those acts were still... More >>

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    A look back at past Best New Band winners

    published March 28, 2013

    Our annual Best of Denver issue hits stands today. It's a painstaking issue to put... More >>

  • Snowball Music Festival

    published March 7, 2013

    If the idea of standing outside in the cold and snow sounds positively unappealing to you, either you're not from Colorado or you're new here.... More >>

  • The Trainwreckers

    published February 14, 2013

    The cover art for the Trainwreckers' latest release features a stock font touting both the name of the band and the album, framing an austere... More >>

  • Night Beds

    published February 7, 2013

    Winston Yellen, the Nashville-by-way-of-Colorado tunesmith who makes music under the Night Beds moniker, is immediately captivating, and his... More >>

  • Macklemore

    published January 31, 2013

    Since performing at the Westword Music Showcase last summer, Macklemore's stock has soared. His independently released album, The Heist,... More >>

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